Amarone della Valpolicella Monte Zovo 2007
Grape: 70 % Corvina, 20% Rondinella, 10% Molinara
Style: Full bodied and rich
Characteristics: Made using the ancient appassimento method. The fruit was hand harvested in October, and laid out to dry on bamboo racks, in rooms with good airflow. By the end of March the grapes are raisined having lost 35% of their weight thus increasing the sugar and acid concentration. The grapes were then pressed and fermented in vat, with maceration lasting 30 days, before maturation in old oak barrels for 3 years. Deep ruby coloured, the nose is redolent of raisins, violets, plums and almonds. The palate is full bodied and rich with flavours of drying cherry, mature plum, raspberry and hints of bitter almond, leading to a full and ripe finish.
Country: Italy – North East